Samsung Galaxy A12 vs Samsung Galaxy A21 compare

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A12 and Samsung Galaxy A21

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Smartphone 1

Samsung Galaxy A12

Samsung Galaxy A12

Smartphone 2

Samsung Galaxy A21

Samsung Galaxy A21

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Samsung Galaxy A12 vs Samsung Galaxy A21

What is the difference between the Samsung Galaxy A12 and Samsung Galaxy A21? Which one is better? The answers to these questions and many more can be found here in this detailed comparison of the two phones. Discover the differences in specs between these two desirable devices, from screen size to battery life, in the table below. We have all the information you need to choose the best phone for you.


Common specs

Brand and model Samsung Galaxy A12 Samsung Galaxy A21
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Review Samsung Galaxy A12 Review Samsung Galaxy A21 Review
Release date 2020, November 24 2020, April 8
Dimensions (HxWxD) 164 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm | 6.46 x 6.46 x 2.98 in 167.8 x 76.7 x 8.1 mm | 6.61 x 6.61 x 3.02 in
Weight 205 g | 7.23 oz 193 g | 6.81 oz
Body Build Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame
Colors Black, White, Blue, Red Black
Battery 5000 mAh, Li-Po, non-removable 4000 mAh, Non-removable Li-Po
Approximate price $ 170 199 EUR


Technology PLS IPS IPS LCD
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M 16M
Screen size 6.5" inc 6.5" inc
Screen area 102.0 cm2 102.0 cm2
Screen format 20:9 (height:width) 20:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio 82.1% 79.3%
Screen resolution 720 x 1600 px 720 x 1600 px
Screen PPI /points per inch/ 270 PPI 270 PPI

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main 48 MP, Quad 16 MP, Quad
Camera specs -48 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), AF
-5 MP, f/2.2, 123˚ (ultrawide)
-2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
-2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
-16 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/3.06", 1.0µm, PDAF
-8 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide), 1/4.0", 1.12µm
-2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
-2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Functions LED flash, panorama, HDR LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps
DxOMark Main Score 90
DxOMark Photo 96
DxOMark Video 80
Front camera, selfie 8 MP, Single 13 MP, Single
Specifications 8 MP, f/2.2 13 MP, f/2.0, (wide)
Video 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps


Operating system - OS Android 10 Android 10.0; One UI 2.0
Chipset - Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm)
Processor CPU - Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53) - Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz & 4x1.8 GHz)
Graphics processor GPU PowerVR GE8320
External memory microSDXC (dedicated slot) microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Internal memory 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM 32GB 3GB RAM
Antutu 8 103760 102874
GeekBench 5 Single Core 158 193
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core 930 975
GeekBench 4 Single Core 740
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core 4039

Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
GPRS Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
NFC Yes (market/region dependent) Yes (market/region dependent)
USB USB Type-C 2.0 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE 5.0, A2DP, LE
Harmful irradiation
SAR EU - 0.67 W/kg (head) 1.38 W/kg (body)
SAR - 1.27 W/kg (head) 0.60 W/kg (body)

Music and Audio

Radio FM radio, RDS, recording FM radio
Headphone jack Yes Yes

Other features

Sensors - Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer - Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Other extras
- Fast charging 15W

- Fast charging 15W

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